Schumacher returns to race for Ferrari

Schumacher returns to race for Ferrari

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is making a sensational return to Formula One, Ferrari announced on Wednesday.

German prices fall for first time in 22 years

German prices fall for first time in 22 years

German prices fell for the first time in 22 years in July, official statistics showed Wednesday, but analysts said Europe's biggest economy was unlikely to slip into a dangerous deflationary spiral.

German vacationers claim victory in ‘beach towel war’

German vacationers claim victory in ‘beach towel war’

A travel firm announced on Wednesday a new service allowing customers to reserve beach chairs ahead of time to avoid what it calls the “beach towel wars.”

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

Authorities were aware of hidden girl

The case of a 13-year-old Brandenburg girl who had been locked up for years by her parents took a turn Wednesday after it came to light that authorities knew she had not attended school for at least four years.

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

Health Minister Ulla Schmidt’s official vehicle has turned up in Spain after being stolen over the weekend. A government official said Wednesday her driver had been drugged by thieves as controversy over the case continued.

Making it in Germany: a home-cooking American

Making it in Germany: a home-cooking American

The Local's new series "Making it in Germany" presents Cynthia Barcomi, who has made a name for herself in the German capital by starting a local chain of eponymous cafes, Barcomi’s.

Daimler sales plunge 25 percent

Daimler sales plunge 25 percent

German auto and truck maker Daimler posted a sharp net loss in the second quarter and said it expected a clear decrease in sales globally for all 2009.

German treasure hunters find €7 million in pirate booty

German treasure hunters find €7 million in pirate booty

A Dresden real estate investor and his partner have raised €7 million worth of gold, silver and other artefacts from a sunken pirate ship off the coast of Borneo, daily Bild reported Wednesday.

Ladybugs have northern Germany seeing red

Ladybugs have northern Germany seeing red

If the German belief in lucky ladybugs is true, northern German residents should stock up on lottery tickets as their area gets invaded by an Asian species of the little bugs, environmentalists said Wednesday.

BMW hits the brakes on Formula One racing

BMW hits the brakes on Formula One racing

With worldwide auto sales falling, auto giant BMW announced Wednesday that it’s waving the checkered flag on its Formula One Sauber racing team as a cost-saving measure.

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Two months before elections, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is increasingly likely to win a second term, a poll published on Wednesday suggested, with Angie and her party's popularity hitting new highs.

Bonn police foxtrot back to fitness

Bonn police foxtrot back to fitness

Tired of being too old, too flabby and too sick, police officers in Bonn have a new option for getting themselves back into top form: dance lessons.